Monday, June 3, 2013

BookExpo America Experience + Giveaway!


So, I attended BEA on Saturday as a Power Reader and holy friggens was it amazing.  There were so many books and so many people.  It was so overwhelming, but in a good way, of course. 

My sister ending up coming with me and we both live in Connecticut so we had to wake up at around 3:30 am to get on a train a little bit before 6.  We managed to get there about a half hour before the floor opened and we got the gift bag from Macmillan Publishers.  So thank you to them.  The books aren't really my cup of tea, so I will be giving them away to some family members that I know will enjoy them.

I got to meet so many great people and authors.  It was an amazing experience.  I really wanted to meet Julie Kagawa and Katie Mcgarry but the line was just SO long that we couldn't even find the end of it.  But we realized that Jim Carrey (yes, THAT Jim Carrey) was signing near by so we ended up in that line.  We both got autographs and pictures with him, so that definitely made up for not meeting Julie and Katie.

I was totally freaking out on the inside.  If I had shown how excited I really was, I probably would have been escorted out of the building or possibly committed.

And here are all of the lovely books that I acquired over the course of the day.

PODs by Michelle Pickett
The Secret of Elle and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Curse of the Broomstaff (Janitors #3) by Tyler Whitesides
Faking It by Cora Carmack
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Altered by Gennifer Albin
Perfection by J.L Spelbring
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

I'm so unbelievably happy that I could get all of these books.  I was so fortunate.  The authors that I managed to meet were just so nice and grateful.

As the day wound down, me and my sister were exhausted and we knew that we would have to walk all the way back to Grand Central in the horrible heat with so many bags filled with books so we both decided that it would be smart to take a cab back.  And luckily we found one as soon as we left the building.  I was SO happy.  I really hate the heat.  So. Much.

Now for the giveaway!
I know I don't have that many followers, but hopefully this will still be fun.
My only stipulation is that you are from the US (sorry if you're international)
The giveaway will start at midnight on June 4 and end on June 11

One winner will get everything in the picture below

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck everyone!


  1. You are so lucky!! Since I'm from Portugal there is probably no way I'll ever be able to go to BEA...and there isn't anything like BEA here! I am very jealoous of you right now haha! :)

    Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

    1. Aww, that's too bad. Hopefully, sometime in the future you will be able to go. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  2. I have not been to BEA but am seriously planning on going next year! I really really want to! Cost is the biggest issue.

    1. Cost is definitely an issue. I really hope you get to go next year. :)

  3. No I haven't been and probably won't be able to make it next year but I swear 2015 or bust haha. So happy for you that you got to go and it sounds like you had an amazing time! :)

    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

    1. Thanks, I really did have a great time and I got to spend the day with my sister, so that was wonderful as well. I really hope you get to go when you want. :)

  4. I've never been, but I'm hoping next year I'll be able to go. New York is far from me (I'm in Texas) so it's kinda expensive...Plus, I know everything is more expensive up north than in the south since I lived in New Jersey for about 6 months. But here's hoping I can save up enough for next year =)